BINA Darulaman Bhd (BDB), a public-listed state government-linked company which engages in property, investment and development, is on a mission to save the marine ecosystem.
For a start, some 40 officers and personnel from BDB subsidiaries, led by its group managing director Datuk Izham Yusoff, took part in the coral propagation programme in Pulau Payar Marine Park during the company’s corporate retreat recently.
Pulau Payar is an uninhabited and well-preserved marine park which attracts some 140,000 tourists a year. It is famed for snorkelling and diving.

langkawi coral island


pulau payar langkawi
In the one-day programme, the group was briefed on the coral propagation methods developed by Ocean Quest Malaysia.
After the briefing by Ocean Quest founder Anuar Abdullah, the group proceeded with “coral fragging” where the coral fragments were cut and attached to suitable substrate for culturing.
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